MISHAWAKA MARIAN 5, NORTHWOOD 1
A four-run second by Mishawaka Marian made the difference, and NorthWood’s baseball team took its first loss of the season on the road Tuesday night.
The Knights capitalized on some wildness from Wood starter Nate Newcomer with four walks and two hits, plating four earned runs before Cooper Davis took over on the hill in the third. Davis surrendered two hits and an earned run in the sixth, which pushed Marian out to a 5-0 lead.
The Panthers finally scratched out a run against Marian closer Tyler DeBoe in the seventh, Kyler Hauptli driving in Trey Allman, but it was too little, too late as Wood slipped to a 1-1 start.
Jake Bishop gets the pitching win, allowing no runs on two hits with six strikeouts in four innings of work for the Knights (1-0).
Newcomer took the loss for Wood. Jaden Miller led the Panthers at the plate with a 2-of-3 performance accounting for two of Wood’s three total hits at the game.
The Panthers (1-1) travel to Mishawaka today to face the Cavemen at 5 p.m.
SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH JV 11, WARSAW JV 9 (8 inn.)
Warsaw’s JV baseball team mounted a late inning comeback but ended up losing in extra innings Tuesday night.
With his team trailing 9-6 in the bottom of seventh, Zack Weaver fought his way through an eight-pitch at-bat to get a leadoff walk, later scoring on a passed ball. Patrick Zollinger and Nico Luna would come around to score on a single by Lukas Maier to tie the game at 9-9, but Warsaw failed to push across anymore runs the rest of the night and St. Joe scored two runs in the top of the eighth to clinch the win.
Gage Lyon went 3-for-5 with a double and jump started a five-run fifth inning by Warsaw. Sam Justice also doubled as part of a 2-for-5 performance, while Maier finished the game 2-for-2 with three walks, two stolen bases and two RBIs.
Warsaw’s JV will resume action Tuesday, April 9 at home against Manchester.